Messe Wien
3 December 2013
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe6th Congress of the European Federation of the Associations of Professional Congress Organisers, 17-18/01/2014, Malaga +++ Annual Symposium of the Nordic Society for Aerosol Research, 30-31/01/2014, Stockholm +++ 7th International Conference of the Global Wordnet Association, 25-29/01/2014, Tartu
Asia9th Congress of the Asian-Australasian Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 10-12/01/2014, Shanghai +++ 20th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, 12-18/01/2014, Siem Reap +++ Congress of the Fédération Internationale des Bureaux d'Extraits de Presse, 12-15/03/2014, Dubai
AmericaAnnual Conference of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 15-18/01/2014, Orlando FL +++ 18th Biennial Congress of the Pan American League of Associations for Rheumatology, 15-20/03/2014, Punta del Este +++ 55th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 26-29/03/2014, Toronto
Africa12th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Women Judges, 05-09/05/2014, Arusha +++ 22nd Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 13-16/01/2014, Port Elizabeth +++ 2nd Biennial Conference of the Africa Academy of Management, 08-11/01/2014, Gaborone
Pacific45th General Assembly of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers, 11-16/02/2014, Melbourne +++ 24th Annual Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, 12-15/03/2014, Brisbane +++ Scientific Meeting of the Association Internationale des Ecoles Supérieures d'Education Physique, 10-13/02/2014, Auckland
UIA Round Table in Europe 2013
by Judy Wickens, Union of International Associations UIA

Brussels. The UIA Round Table has become established as a lively annual event for associations and on 12 November 2013 almost 200 participants gathered enthusiastically for this year's edition. The special feature of the Round Tables is that they are tailored to the activities, interests and point of view of associations rather than commercial aspects.

The UIA has been promoting and documenting the work of international associations for more than 100 years. The Round Tables offer a prime opportunity for learning, active networking and exchanging ideas, for people involved with international association life. The bright new conference rooms of the Pullman Hotel Brussels Midi were the setting for the meeting sessions, breaks, lunch and reception. This hotel is attached to the Gare du Midi and so accessible from from the TGV and other trains that it has a door in the station and a window overlooking the platforms...
Read more!
Singapore Tourist Board
It´s all about you
Would you like to share your questions/articles?
New jobs

Vacancy. The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is looking for a Assistant or Associate Professor. UIA offers World of Associations News readers one free job listing, use the coupon code WAN2013 at checkout.
Meeting issues

2013 Survey. Earlier this year UIA undertook a new edition of its Survey on International Meeting Issues. The 5th Edition 2013 - Final Report is now available. For your free download, please click here.
Trends report

Nonprofit. What is your #1 priority for 2014? Will websites and email marketing still be your most important communications channels? Please participate in the 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report of the Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

Youth. Generation Y has its own ideas. If we want to win them, we need to listen to them.

Gamification. Playful elements in conferences are to help turn attendees into participants.
After the meeting in Melbourne
Karen Bolinger, Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Convention Bureau

My favourite places:
Top three restaurants

Donovans is the epitome of beach-side chic. Designed to have the look and comfort of a beach house, the restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto the beach. At Donovans I love to...
Read more!
"The largest medical congress ever held on Australian soil"

Sir Michael Hirst, President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

The mission of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide. How important is your upcoming World Diabetes Congress in this context?
It is very important. The World Diabetes Congress 2013 will raise awareness of the diabetes pandemic and its impact by convening the global diabetes community. With 400 speakers and 275 hours of innovative and interactive scientific sessions, the Congress will bring together IDF Member Associations, healthcare...
Read more!
Important conferences
MPI EMEC23-25/02/2014 IstanbulMore
EAS14-15/05/2014 BrusselsMore

Important shows
GIBTM24-26/03/2014 Abu DhabiMore
IMEX20-22/05/2014 FrankfurtMore

Number of the month

Languages. According to the UIA Yearbook of International Organizations 94% of international organizations have English as one of their working languages. The top five languages used by international organizations are English (94%), French (37%), Spanish (20%), German (15%), and Portuguese (6%).
New associations
Global Network of Foundations Working for Development (netFWD)
http: //w w w. oecd. org/site/netfwd
Society for Cultural and Scientific Progress in Central and Eastern Europe (SCASPEE)
http: //scaspee. com
International Alliance for the Control of Scabies (IACS)
http: //controlscabies. org
feedback print unsubscribe subscribe imprint